About Michael S. McBride

Michael McBride has a range and depth of commercial real estate, infrastructure and P3 experience that makes him a valued advisor to clients. With his experience as general counsel for major participants in the commercial real estate and infrastructure finance industry (and as a former consumer of legal services), Michael brings additional knowledge — and perspective — that clients appreciate.

Client focus. Client perspective.

In addition to having served for years as external counsel to foreign and domestic banks, investment banks, REITs debt and equity funds, developers, sovereign wealth funds, governmental agencies, pension funds, bond purchasers and tenants (both commercial real estate and infrastructure tenants), Michael was previously general counsel in the legal group serving a leading commercial real estate credit fund manager/asset manager with several billion dollars of assets under management. Prior to that, he was US general counsel of a major German commercial real estate, infrastructure and public finance specialist bank group, with a multibillion-dollar US loan origination, syndication and securitization platform, a NYSE-listed mortgage REIT and a municipal securities broker dealer. From his years on the inside, Michael understands that clients expect not only insightful legal advice from him, but also deep market knowledge, an understanding of their business (including the regulatory framework in which they operate), and a commitment to facilitating their business through transaction efficiencies and creative problem-solving for his clients and their business partners.

Deep experience navigating complex investments

Michael has helped clients navigate through the life cycles of their investments during robust — as well as challenging — economic environments. His experience is wide ranging and includes financing, sales and acquisitions, leasing, development and construction. His broad financing experience includes the origination, syndication, purchase, sale, and servicing and enforcement/workout of loans across a broad spectrum of (1) geography, (2) asset classes (hospitality, retail, office, multifamily, for sale condominium, airport, rail and other transportation-related assets), and (3) credit facilities (construction loans, bridge loans, first mortgage loans, junior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, subordinated loan tranches, bond finance facilities, repurchase agreements and other warehouse lines, revolving credit facilities, and fund subscription credit facilities). Michael's experience extends to helping clients workout, restructure and realize upon their investments —including foreclosure, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, discounted note sales, short sales, workouts, restructurings and bankruptcies. The breadth and depth of his experience makes Michael a trusted and valued advisor to his clients.

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Practice Focus

  • CRE Finance, including origination, syndication, purchase, sale, servicing, enforcement, workout and restructuring of commercial real estate loans across a broad spectrum of asset classes (retail, hospitality, condominium, multifamily, office and credit tenant) and loan types (construction loans, bridge loans and investment loans) of various priority (mortgage, mezzanine and subordinated loan tranches) in markets across the nation, both as lender’s counsel and borrower’s counsel; subscription lines; and repurchase agreements.
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Joint ventures
  • Leasing
  • Infrastructure and P3